Supply Chain

Diana Food has grown red beet for natural coloring for more than 30 years

Denmark's Oterra acquires Diana Food's Holbeach site

By Rod Addy

Denmark-based natural food colours supplier Oterra has completed its acquisition of Diana Food's natural colourings business, which includes its factories at Holbeach, Lincolnshire and Cossé in France.

Low stocks and shipping issues could see a shortage of sushi rice in the UK

Sushi rice prices set to explode

By Gwen Ridler

The UK is set to experience a significant increase in the price of sushi rice, according to ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities.

International trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan hope to promote export opportunities to UK businesses

Trade secretary launches export campaign

By Gwen Ridler

A campaign urging UK businesses to ‘sell to the world’ and explore export opportunities has been launched by the international trade secretary.

Scientists and MPs have signed an open letter calling for a shift to a plant-based food system

Government urged to shift to plant-based food system

By Gwen Ridler

World leaders have been urged to negotiate a global transition to a plant-based food system in an open letter signed by Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) Scientists, Nobel Laureates and MPs.

Brand boasting green credentials are popular

Leading UK food brands recognised for innovation

By Michelle Perrett

The UK dominates the leader board, accounting for 60% of Europe’s top breakthrough innovations of the FMCG world, the NielsenIQ BASES annual report has revealed.

The UK clinched a free trade agreement with Australia in June. iStock credit: AlexKosev

Australia-UK free trade agreement

UK lamb producers vulnerable to Australia-China spat

By Rod Addy

UK lamb producers could be vulnerable to a breakdown in relations between Australia and China following the UK-Aussie free trade deal (FTA), levy body the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) claims.

Worsey: 'The closer the manufacturer can work with its suppliers and retail customers, the bigger the impact it can have on the end consumer'

How to collaborate successfully on food waste and surplus

By Gwen Ridler

Peter Worsey, Sector Specialist in Food & Drink at WRAP, talks about the ways in which manufacturers and retailers can collaborate to improve their current performance and continue reducing food waste and surplus in the UK.

The Government has announced plans to offer 800 visas for overseas abattoir workers

Temporary abattoir visas fail to address wider issues

By Gwen Ridler

Government plans to allow 800 foreign abattoir workers into the UK on temporary visas will address immediate issues, but larger labour issues still need to addressed, warned members of the industry.

The UK Government has secured CO2 supplies until January 2022

UK Government secures CO2 supply deal

By Gwen Ridler

Supplies of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the UK have been secured until the new year, thanks to a deal agreed between Government and supplier CF Fertilisers.

China's ban on Beef imports from the UK could damage future trade

UK beef ban by China risks damaging future trade

By Gwen Ridler

China’s latest ban of British beef imports over a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) could damage future trade with the country, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Fotiadis: 'Investment in new technologies is key to a sustainable food chain'

Supply chain opinion

Food supply chain fragility: what can be done?

By Fotis Fotiadis

Events over the past 18 months have shown how fragile our global food system is. Fotis Fotiadis, chief executive officer and co-founder of Better Origin, discusses what can be done in this opinion piece.

The HGV driver crisis has put an even greater strain on the already battered food supply chain

Supply chain feature

Perfect storm hits the food and drink supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

The food and drink supply chain has taken a beating over the past 18 months, with each new crisis piling on a new concern for business to worry about. But above all else, the main concern is how to get the supply chain moving again in spite of the recent...

EVCL Chill enters administration with more than 400 jobs on the line

EVCL Chill enters administration placing jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

Chilled food logistics business EVCL Chill Ltd – including EVCL One, EVCL Two and EVCL Three – has entered into administration after struggling with challenges created by the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage, placing more than 400 jobs at risk.

Her excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri: 'Collaboration is key in accelerating this innovation'

Opinion

Agritech will improve human health while solving global food security

By Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri

Her excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, the United Arab Emirates’ minister of state for food & water security, addresses how technology can help solve food security problems in this exclusive opinion piece.

Heavy goods vehicle driver shortage: what's the answer?

Heavy goods vehicle driver shortage: what's the answer?

By Michelle Perrett & Rod Addy

The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage will only marginally improve by sourcing more EU workers; attracting UK drivers with better wages and working hours is preferable, a report has suggested.

The CO2 shortage threatens to hamper supplies of the gas for poultry stunning pre-slaughter

NEWS ANALYSIS

CO2 shortage problems not over yet - what now?

By Rod Addy

The shortage of food-grade CO2 has not been fully solved, despite the Government claiming a coup in terms of brokering a deal to restart its production. We explore the problems that remain and the future implications for the food industry.

Boparan: 'Christmas will be cancelled'

CO2 CRISIS: LATEST FROM INDUSTRY

2 Sisters owner on CO2 shortage: food industry 'at breaking point'

By Rod Addy and Michelle Perrett

Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of 2 Sisters Food Group and Bernard Matthews has warned the UK faces another cancelled Christmas, with the imminent CO2 shortage 'a massive body blow' threatening food supplies already challenged by labour shortages.